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NHS and care home staff will get access to coronavirus antibody tests from next week

NHS and care workers will FINALLY get free coronavirus antibody tests after Number 10 agrees deal with pharmaceutical giant Roche Hundreds of thousands of frontline NHS and care workers to be offered the tests Tests scour the blood for antibodies, produced by body in response to COVID-19 Presumed that presence of antibodies provides degree of… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Patient Data: Access, Privacy & Ownership

While patient data offers a trove of information that can be used for further research or population health studies from a government or policy perspective, a key concern still remains – do patients themselves know or approve of how of their health information is used?  At the HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit on 21 November,… Read More »

Why rural residents need better access to care, starting with high-speed Internet

Did you know that “rural America” encompasses 97 percent of the US land mass? And, 60 million people (20 percent of the U.S. population) live in rural America. This matters when it comes to healthcare. Because of the sheer distances, rural residents are increasingly isolated from reasonable geographic access to physicians, behavioral health professionals, outpatient… Read More »

HHS affirms patients’ right of timely access to medical records

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Florida, with a 480-bed hospital and 550 affiliated physicians, is the first health organization to feel the sting of a new federal enforcement policy. For years, the Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Health and Human Services has enforced the HIPAA privacy and security rules, among other duties.… Read More »

U.S. Sanctions Cut Off Iranians’ Access To Medicine, Iran Says – NPR

The U.S is working to increase pressure on Iran, and many Iranians are struggling. The State Department is challenging Iran’s charges that the U.S. is cutting off access to cancer drugs. DAVID GREENE, HOST: We are hosting the program across continents today, which gives us perspective to cover a major global story. The United States… Read More »

Critical access facility expands use of Medsphere for RCM

Guadalupe County Hospital, a 10-bed critical access hospital in Santa Rosa, N.M., is shifting to use Medsphere Systems’ revenue cycle management suite. The small facility has used Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health records system since 2011. “CareVue has become such an essential component in the care we provide; adding the revenue cycle cloud was a natural… Read More »